History of Abang Temple in Yogyakarta

Are you planning to visit Abang Temple? Check out more information below!
3 Aug 2022 · By Ayurizka Purwadhania
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Abang Temple / @fotohery
Abang Temple / @fotohery

Abang Temple is one of the mandatory destinations that you can visit when traveling to Yogyakarta. For those of you who don't know, this Abang Temple is a temple that is currently covered with soil and has become a very beautiful meadow hill.

So, you will not see the complete form of the Hindu temple, but you can still see its beauty from the hills of Abang Temple.

Planning to visit Abang Temple? Check out more information below!

Location

History

Abang Temple / @asmafairuzzahra
Abang Temple / @asmafairuzzahra

This temple was built around the 9th and 10th centuries during the Ancient Mataram Kingdom. Abang Temple is located at the top of a hill on the edge of a village road, 1.5 kilometers west of Yogyakarta-Piyungan Street. Abang Temple has a pyramid-like shape. Why is it called Abang Temple? Because the construction of this temple is made of red bricks (Abang in Javanese).

Although, at this time, you only see it as a hill, a temple building below the hill that is hundreds of years old. When entering the rainy season, this hill will be filled with green grass and stretches as far as the eye can see. Meanwhile, when entering the dry season, the condition of the hill will be arider and tend to be red in color.

There is a myth that Abang Temple was a treasure storage place in ancient times. This causes a lot of damage to the Abang Temple by irresponsible people. The management of Abang Temple experienced this theft in November 2002.

Attractiveness

The main attraction of Abang Temple is the stunning view from the temple area to the top of the hill. You can see the expanse of hills surrounded by very dense forest. Abang Temple is one of the favorite spots for tourists and the people of Yogyakarta for photo hunting, picnics, and pre-wedding photos. For those who want a photo session, make sure to come in the morning or evening when the sun is not too strong.

Entrance Ticket Prices and Opening Hours

The price of admission to Candi Abang is currently IDR 2,000 per person. In addition to the entrance ticket, you also have to pay a parking fee of IDR 2,000 for motorbikes and IDR 5,000 for cars. The Abang Temple tourist attraction is open every day from 07.00 to 18.00.

Route to Abang Temple

Abang Temple is located in the Berbah area, Sleman. To go to this tourist attraction, you can use a private vehicle. Arriving at the parking area, you have to walk for 10 minutes to get to the tourist spot of Candi Abang. This is because the road to the temple area is still steep and too dangerous to use a private vehicle.

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